Stories From This Week's Episode
April 30, 2010
California officials call for a boycott of Arizona in response to the state's new immigration law, recent violence in the Bay Area creates fear in the Asian American community, lawmakers question the Governor's proposed sale of state buildings to close the budget deficit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco says a class action gender discrimination suit against Walmart can go to trial.
- Bob Egelko, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- Judy Lin, Reporter, Associated Press, Sacramento Bureau
- Rachel Gordon, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media
Belva Davis talks with the former Secretary of State about her new book, her mother's battle with breast cancer, and her time in the Bush administration. The interview was taped at an event presented by Friends of Faith, Inc., an organization that provides support to women diagnosed with breast cancer -- especially uninsured and underserved women.
Spark heads to San Francisco's Mission District, which has been a breeding ground for alternative art and culture for more than 40 years. Why has this neighborhood, more than any other in the city, been such a beacon for outdoor creative expression? Meet artists Susan Greene and John Jota Leaños and talk to Annice Jacoby, who explores the question in her book "Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo." Produced by Spark for This Week in Northern California.
With a nod to Earth Month, Food and Wine This Week looks at urban gardens emerging in San Francisco, and rides along with Food Runners as they pick up leftover food for distribution to those in need.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.